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Y105sucks.com and Apple.com posted Apple's new iTunes Music Store commercials that aired during the Media Event.

Regular readers will remember the Casting Call posted April 12th that sought out people of all ages were "are not afraid to sing their favorite song with lots of energy. No need to be good singers. No shy people allowed."

The commercials were shot between April 18 and 22nd.

The ads, which were shown today during Steve Jobs' speech, show various people singing popular songs from artists such as Pink, Sir Mix a Lot, and Enimem.
 

NavyIntel007

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Baby Got Back!!!!

Oh my god! The one with the guy Nick singing Baby Got Back is to die for. That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.
 

macphisto

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Nice!

Simply beautiful, and quite hilarious. :) I must admit it's quite an eclectic mix of performers. :D

Can't wait for the paradies to start showing up on the net.
 

barkmonster

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could the nic ad be the funniest thing since the ellen feiss ad ?

They should put that on TV in the UK even though we can't use the service just for the comedy value.

:D
 

bwawn

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These commercials are painfully embarrassing to watch. One, for the sake of the people featured in them. Two, to know I'm a huge supporter of the company that makes commercials this lame.

The "Baby Got Back" guy isn't that funny. If he weren't smiling the whole time he was doing the rap, acknowleding that he himself found what he was doing to be hilarious, maybe it would have more potential to be at least somewhat funny. (I'm not in a bad mood today, I just know a lot of people are going to be praising these poor commercials.)
 

crookedcharlie

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I agree that these ads are excellent. I hope to see them in heavy rotation soon.

BTW-- Am I the only one who thinks the kid swears during the Eminem song? How's that going to look during a commerical break of an all new "My Wife and Kids?"
 

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HashPipeK

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y105sucks.com is back up...sorta...apparently I have limited MYSQL usage with POWWEB hosting and I hit it. I put up an html page with the links to the ads. Download to your hearts content. Also if you want higher quality or the whole thing, I recorded it off the sat to SVHS so i could get that for you if desired.
 

Goblin2099

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Sorry guys, these commercials are boring as hell. I watched a couple, but ended up fast-forwarding most of them. I could see maybe one of these as a decent ad, but to have that many as a whole campaign is just going to get real annoying real fast.
I was looking at some of the old apple commercials (http://www.windowssucks.org/commercials.php is a good source), and there used to be some hilarious spots. Switch was okay, it definitely had its moments and if nothing else it really made its point. These new commercials are just dull.

<concession>yeah, the baby got back guy is funny. I'll give you that.</concession>
 

Jaykay

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I think the ads are quite good (not surprisingly the girls are quite talented) except for the kid singing the eminem, i must be the only one (apart from steve) who thinks that was just put in there to amuse the crowd. No offense to the little guy but its pretty bad.
 

astrocity20

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Maybe Apple will annoy people to death like Dell did with the "Dell dude" to boost their sales. PLEASE.....STOP.....WE'LL BUY IT.....JUST PLEASE SHUTUP! lol... this isn't going to work.
 

mozez

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must say that these are the worst apple ads ever, i think the eminem one was just bad taste. i get the idea behind them, but really, they are just sad. bad marketing if you ask me. at least the dell guy was just one guy you could hate. fire whoever thought of this one.
 

jouster

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These ads just plain suck.....I mean they're funny at first, but wait til we're all watching them for the zillionth time.

I mean look at the new iPod.....it's beautiful. So is the interface for iTunes....

I SO wish they would just STOP THESE SUPPOSED TO BE 'COOL' COMMERCIALS...

Show the hardware already!!

Show the OS already!!

sheesh....
 

polyesterlester

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Yeah, I'm sure commercials showing off the iPod's operating system and industrial hardware design would be really cool.

Not.

It would only be cool to geeks like us, who already know about the iPod's elegance anyway. Commercials like that would just make iPod owners look like geeks themselves, which believe it or not is undesirable to many.
 

HashPipeK

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Used over 2 GB of trasfer w/in 24 hours. Contact admin@powweb.com once you have
this resolved.

Powweb killed my site. 15000 hits and 5 gigs out before they killed it though. Thanks for checking my site out. hope you will continue to do so in the future.
 

jouster

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I disagree, poly...er.....

The iPod is a beautiful piece of design.

Many companies advertise their products with little more than slow mo views of said products - car companies for example.

Manyy consumers buy their products because of little more than liking the design

I think the iPod is inherently attractive enough to generate sales based on:
(a) its looks as described
(b) its specs - tell the audience how many CDs it holds!

I agree about the OS to an extent.....but it is amazing how many potential switchers are wowed the first time they see the dock or genie effect. Remember, what is eye candy for people like us who hang out on these sites may be enough to tip the balance for people who just want a good looking surf/WP.

I guess one response might be that it is the download service which is being advertised, but I stand by what I've just said, all the same.
 
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